"Your Family in Pictures" by Me Ra Koh

For parents (especially moms) with little to no photography experience who want to capture better portraits and photos of their families using any camera.

What parent doesn’t want to capture the perfectly imperfect joy of family life through photos? From holidays and vacations to portraits and shared moments, celebrated photographer (and mom) Me Ra Koh not only helps moms and dads take better photos, but inspires them to discover photography as a way to connect with, cherish, and celebrate their family. With forty beautiful “photo recipes” anyone can follow—with any camera—preserving your family’s story has never been easier!

My Review: I recently got a new camera (my old one is now at the bottom of the Ichetucknee River) and I love it. This book is coming in so handy. The book gives you tips for P&S cameras and DSLR cameras. The book covers everything from everyday photos to the holidays. The author gives you lots of tips on how to get the perfect photo. It even tells you if you should use your flash or not and which setting would be best. My favorite part in the book is shooting holiday photos. My photos never come out how I would like them, and the tips in the book are hopefully gonna get me some awesome photos.

Here's a photo I captured with my new camera....and tips.
I can't wait to learn more.
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Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Little Gems by Sunsella - Set of 12 Silicone Baking Cups

Little Gems Set of 12 Silicone Baking Cups 
-High Quality 
-BPA Free
-Perfect Cupcakes & Muffins Every Time 
-100% Money-back Lifetime Guarantee! 
-Dishwasher/Oven/Microwave/Freezer Safe
-Durable & Reusable Bakeware
-6 Fun & Vibrant Colors 
-Great Gift Idea
-Meets FDA Standards

The silicone baking cups are almost the same size as a regular size baking cup (just a tad smaller). Still a very good size for cupcakes and muffins. They aren't just for baking though. Think outside the box....you can use them for dipping sauces for the little ones (or for yourself), use them in your child's lunch (like bento boxes), make individual cups of Jello, and even portion control. There are so many other uses also. If you have other ideas, leave me a comment with your idea.

I decided to use the silicone baking cups to make some muffins. We LOVE muffins, but my son is always complaining about how his muffin gets stuck to the paper lining cups that we use.

I loved how I can bake the muffins without using the muffin pan, just place the silicone baking cups straight onto a cookie sheet. I made 6 muffins, 4 came out perfect, while the other 2 had some issues. The bottoms of 2 of the muffins were stuck to the side/bottom of the cup. Not sure how this happened to only 2 and not the others. Did I use a different method of removing them? Not really sure, but it wasn't a big deal. Next time, I will be sure to remove all of them the same way.

Overall, I love these silicone baking cups. I love the bright colors. I love how they have so many uses and are re-usable, no more wasting money on paper liners.

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Sunsella Dough Blender

Sunsella Dough Cutter - Non-slip, Ergonomic Rubber Handle - Solid, High Grade Stainless Steel Blades, High-quality Blender - Great for Pastry and Pie - Make Pizza or Cookie Dough Like a Professional - Fantastic for Mashing Fruit and Vegetables for Baby Food or as an Egg Slicer - Cuts Butter Into Flour with Ease

This is another awesome kitchen gadget. It has so many uses. I do a lot of baking from scratch so this gadget is going to come in very handy. It's not just for dough. I used it to make sure that my ground meat was cut up really good. It's nice not having to use spoons and other utensils to break the meat apart.

It's going to come in really handy when I need eggs for my tuna fish, and it can be used to slice fruit. This in one gadget that will be used over and over again. 

The handle is made of a very comfortable non-slip rubber. The Sunsella Dough Blender is very easy to clean and is dish-washer safe.

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